the sublime

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the sublime

: something that is very beautiful or good : something that is extraordinary
  • They have brought ordinary food to the level of the sublime.
  • The movies shown at the festival ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Word by Word Definitions

sublime play
  1. : to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form

  2. : to elevate or exalt especially in dignity or honor

  3. : to render finer (as in purity or excellence)

  1. : lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner

  2. : of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth

  3. : tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality (as of beauty, nobility, or grandeur) or transcendent excellence


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